Genius Freak

In love with the kind, the brilliant, the creative, the brave, the generous, the crazy, and the hopeful

Cool rains down Making the street Let go of its heat, Sending it back As steam And forgiveness I hear in each drop Her tapping foot, In their sibilance Her bubbling anxiety. The white noise That puts some to sleep Wakes me up To tea And memory. My Mom loved the rain. And it loved …

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I am so angry It overruns the bounds of understanding In salty cascades of anguish Reminding me that anger Is the mask that pain wears When wounds go unhealed. I watch the screen for hours Seeing kids who could be mine Run out hands raised Forever changed Stepping over friends Who will never step again …

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